Running a sump pump from a battery system
I have an odd situation. About once every 3 to 5 years I have a basement flood due to an extremely high tide. The water comes in at a high rate (>150 gpm) for a short time (not longer than an hour). Sump pumps that can handle this situation are available at a reasonable price. Since it is possible that this situation could be accompanied by a power outage and/or we might not be home, we want a solution that is turnkey and automated. I am intrigued with the possibility of using a solar/battery combination as part of the solution. Does anyone have comparable experience to share. Good idea? Not a good idea?